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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Randy P, Sep 5, 2008.

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  1. Randy P

    Randy P Member

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    Whiz I have an older 800B p/w press, would like to know how old this press is. The serial # is 14143. I know I have loaded thousands and thousands of shells with this press over the years. It has never given me any problems until this summer. When the wad is pushed down into the shell, it acts as if it is not properly lined up, but looks lined up. I have replaced the wad guide several times, but the problem continues, seems to only do this every 30 to 40 shells. Could you email me with a price to have this press looked at and possibly rebuilt and the price of a new press. Thanks, Randy
     
  2. don q

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    Mine is 17020 and pretty sure I bought it new in 1978. don q
     
  3. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Whiz's e-mail ... whiz@swsupply.com ... Bill Malcolm
     
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    Subject: RE: How old is your PW reloader????
    From: Jim Cunningham
    Email: james.cunningham@prodigy.net
    Date: Sun, May 25, 2003 - 06:51 AM ET
    Website Address: http://jimsearneye.com
    When I first started working with P/W back in 84 the gentleman that then ran the factory told me that the first shipment of 800B's to leave the factory was hi-jacked never to be seen again. The insurance company ordered that they start over again with a break in the ser.#s and begin again at 500. Since then I have worked on a number of the "Stolen" machines at the PA state and other shoots here on the east coast. The earliest machines are easy to spot as they don't have the handle "Stop block" and the owners manual says to put a 1 in. block of wood there. The base is smaller and they are much heavier as the under sides of the tool head, cross head and base weren't hollowed out. The best way to estimate the age of your machine is to figure that P/W makes about 1000 machines a year in the 800/900/2000 type so starting at 64 work your way up to your ser. #. That isn't exact but it will be within a year. I plan on working the PA, MD, VA, NY State shoots this year, hope to see you all there.
    Just realized that my above should have given the start dates for figuring the age of P/W's. For the 800B and 800C use the 64 date. For the 800 Convertable use 84 as a start date and for the 900's use 88. The 1000's use 89 and for the 2000 use 2000. Sorry about the oversight but I think of the 800's whenever I think of P/W and while I see the later models as (Mostly) improved modifications, the 800's are the heart of the company and I am glad to see the reintroduction of the 800 (2003) and the demise of the 950.
     
  5. Randy P

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    Thanks everyone for the info, pretty neat to read about the history. I will email Whiz today.
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Whiz will help you out. As I recall when I had that problem a year or two ago it just entailed a thorough cleaning and proper lube of the assembly. He's a great guy and will fix it for you. Bob
     
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